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  • All fields: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Postal service
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    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 14, 1864

    • 1864-12-14
    • Ann tells Henry about the children's health – both Cornelia Ann and Mary Etter are sick. She reports on news from friends and family, including illnesses and the women who are without men to stay with them. She mentions skirmishes near Plymouth and...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Jan. 14, 1865

    • 1865-01-14
    • Ann complains that she isn’t getting Henry’s letters due to the carelessness of the mail carriers. She has heard from Langley who says his unit is being sent to Charleston and that food supplies are scarce. Union troops are taking all of the meat...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, March 17, 1864

    • 1864-03-17
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis is still in the guard house. He tells Martha he had to sell his razor and coat to get something to eat, so the food packages she sends are great blessings. He describes the procedure for how packages are handled once...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch and Father, Aug. 20, 1863

    • 1863-08-20
    • John Futch tells his wife that he expects to come home soon since some furloughs are being granted now. He hasn’t gotten any responses from home to the letters he has sent. He wants them to have watermelons for him when he comes home. They have a...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Oct. 26, 1864

    • 1864-10-26
    • Ann tells Henry of the harvest, the sowing of the wheat, and what prices she hopes to sell various crops for. She tells news of the some of men from town who are serving in Virginia and reports that mail sent to Virginia was already opened when it...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Jan. 14, 1865

    • 1865-01-14
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that the ironclad C.S.S. Columbia ran aground and that he is back on a steamer. Most of the crew for the ship has been sent to Richmond, Va. He asks about the situation at home, and gives instructions...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Nov. 15, 1864

    • 1864-11-15
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry has learned from Keach that the Union did not garrison in Plymouth and so his mind is eased about the mail getting through. Henry hasn’t heard from Ann’s father and suspects something might be wrong there because...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Daniel W. Revis to Sarepta Revis, May 31, 1863

    • 1863-05-31
    • Daniel has returned from Kentucky, saying the trip took 23 days. They had 2 battles with bushwhackers, and took cattle and hogs from them. He finishes by saying mail delivery may get difficult.
    • Revis, Daniel W.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 10, 1864

    • 1864-12-10
    • Ann writes that the baby is sick. She reports on all the local news from their friends and family, including illnesses, possible marriages, and how the crops are doing. She hasn’t been bothered by the Yankees yet although she can hear gunfire. The...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 2, 1864

    • 1864-12-02
    • Ann reports on the crops and the farm animals, tells him how long it takes for his letters to get to her, and asks how much things should cost in Confederate money. She sent a box to Thomas but he deserted before it arrived and the box was opened...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, April 15, 1863

    • 1863-04-15
    • This letter is faded and hard to read. John Futch writes his wife that he is generally well but that life is hard and provisions are expensive. He asks her to tell him how much of the money that he has sent to her has actually arrived. He has more...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Richard Womble to Jacob Womble and family, May 29, 1864

    • 1864-05-29
    • Richard Womble writes his father, mother and sister. In this letter he writes of the hardships the men have had marching and fighting in the rain almost every day since the campaign has started (The Wilderness Campaign). He also mentions some of...
    • Womble, Richard
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn to Anna Greenough Burgwyn, December 28, 1862

    • 1862-12-28
    • William H. S. Burgwyn writes to his mother, he complains about the lack of mail and that he had hoped to get a letter for Christmas, but no such luck and so it was a very dull day. He thinks that the “Yankees” will not make any more land movements...
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913;
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Nov. 1, 1864

    • 1864-11-01
    • Ann tells her husband that his father has been very sick and writes about recent births and deaths. She describes the Union attack on Washington County and Plymouth, along with the sinking of the ironclad, C.S.S. Albemarle. Due to the Union...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Nov. 8, 1863

    • 1863-11-08
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis writes for Martha to talk to Higgins who he thinks will help him to come home. He is lonely in camp and misses his wife and children. Soldiers are saying they are going home in March whether there is peace or not. He...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: James W. Biddle to his father, July 15, 1862.

    • 1862-07-15
    • James W. Biddle writes his father and tells him of a campaign his regiment had been involved. He also describes to him what his camp life has been like, and explains that he will try and gain a commission within his brigade.
    • Biddle, James W.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Nov. 11, 1864

    • 1864-11-11
    • Ann and the children have bad colds. She relates family news to Henry, including that “Rohadah’s” baby has died. She is worried that she is missing Henry’s letters because “…my name is spelt so different from the way I am called no one hardley noes...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: David R. Hoyle to Larkin S. Kendrick, Feb. 5, 1863

    • 1863-02-05
    • Capt. David Hoyle of Co. F writes to Kendrick saying that he should draw his bounty at the hospital. He received the clothes that Mary sent Larkin, but had to sell most of them because they were marching and could only take what they could carry....
    • Hoyle, David R.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 26, 1864

    • 1864-12-26
    • Ann tells Henry how she has hurt her thumb and big toe. She worries about mail delays and hopes he will still get a Christmas furlough. She gives news of the children – Mary Etter is better but still sick and Henry Cleophus is learning how to...
    • Bowen, Ann L.

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